Labor Update Bulletin #101 (11/2020)

labor bulletin 2018This bulletin contains information on law changes, government discussions, court decisions, and other labor issues in Japan.

We hope that some of this information will also be of interest to activists, supporters of the General Union, and those who want to know more about labor issues in general in Japan.


In this bulletin...

  • “Equal Pay for Equal Work Bill” submitted jointly by four opposition parties

  • Employment subsidy special measures extended to end of February; daily maximum kept at ¥15,000

  • Exemption from Shakai Hoken premiums during childcare leave expanded to include “2 weeks in the same month”: MHWL

  • LDP Diet caucus proposes raising the “Lump Sum Childbirth Allowance” by ¥40,000

  • Education Minister: “no nationwide school closings, even if emergency declared again”; “Common Test to be held as planned”

  • Nagoya City BoE to pay approx. ¥1.3 million in overtime to 5 part-time public school teachers

  • Yamaha Music School teachers form union, negotiate over compensation for closing

  • Man fired because he “criticized the work conditions” sues for at Kyoto District Court for confirmation of status

  • Impact of COVID-19 on small and mid-size businesses: “fewer employees working dispatched or outsourced”

  • And more!


(Translated from Japanese)


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